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A Dallas jury on Friday found that defective front seats in a Lexus caused two children’s severe injuries during a rear-end collision and awarded the youngsters and their parents roughly $242 million in damages, holding Toyota bore the vast majority of the blame for their injuries.
The Eleventh Circuit on Friday largely affirmed a trial judge’s post-verdict decisions in a suit accusing a federally funded health clinic doctor of causing a newborn’s brain damage, saying the federal government can’t recover portions of a $33 million verdict if the child dies earlier than expected.
An Atlanta jury on Friday evening cleared industrial manufacturer Milliken & Company of any liability for a business jet crash that killed five people, rejecting claims by the children of one of the victims that Milliken should pay $20 million because it improperly allowed construction of a power pole the plane hit.
A Manhattan hospital and several doctors are accused of committing medical malpractice that purportedly caused a career-ending injury to Jefferson Airplane co-founder and singer Marty Balin, according to a suit filed Thursday in New York federal court.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday rejected as “baseless” a request by Sheldon Silver to stay free while appealing his conviction and seven-year sentence for political corruption, telling a Manhattan federal judge that the jury that convicted the former New York Assembly speaker had clear instructions.